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Art Space Rotorua

When:

Tue 17 Mar 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Wed 18 Mar 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Thu 19 Mar 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Fri 20 Mar 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Sat 21 Mar 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Art Space Rotorua, 1222 Tutanekai St, Rotorua

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Miriam Ruberl

Exhibition hours are Tuesday to Friday inclusive 11am to 5pm, Saturday 10 - 4, Sunday 10 - 2

Note last day is Saturday 21 March.

Venue is in the same block as Whitcoulls and Starbucks, adjacent to City Focus

A pop up exhibition of exquisite felting by Suzan Kostanich, and paintings by Miriam Ruberl.

Of her work, Suzan says: "I have been creating with my hands since I was a child. I learnt to sew,knit,crochet,spin and embroider at my Mother's side.

The value of these skills has been in part eroded by modern consumerism,availability of mechanically mass produced items, and a general sense that we no longer have time to produce such things ourselves. The process of manipulating fibre to create functional items is a truly satisfying human experience,and has taught me focus, patience and the ability to re examine and alter that which does not work.

Humanity's relationship with traditional craft materials and the process of transforming the everyday into more than function is what intrigues me the most.

I endeavour to produce work which comforts and soothes at a physical level through the tactile.
The works exhibited reflect the ongoing journey of my exploration of using fibre to create objects which are both beautiful and functional . Using the organic form of a kina or sea urchin shape, but transforming the hard quality of shell into a warm, soft, tactile yet functional experience "

Miriam's passion is to create non-representational art that provides you the viewer with an invitation to connect with the work via your own interpretation of what you see using every day materials in uncustomary ways. In this way, materials such as ink, clay, watercolour pigments, speak for themselves rather than stand in for some other notion. The benefit of extensive study with Max Gimblett, and master calligrapher Stan Chan are gratefully acknowledged.

"For the years that I have been living here in Rotorua I have harvested and painted with Kokowai (geothermally rendered red ochre), and other clays, particularly Hamurana Diatomite. The Circle, Triangle and Square of optimum balance have occupied much of my work, and recently I have ventured to express feelings about domestic bliss, as my personal life journey unfolds".

We look forward to meeting you!